On Poetry

December 3, 2016
Take a few steps in
The water becomes colder
Numbing the feelings

Diving in deeper
Just as I become older
My journey begins

When it comes to poetry, my journey begins way earlier than you’d expect. However, at the time I was less aware of the word ‘poetry’ and more into ‘these lines sound pretty when they rhyme.’ 

V.INKBOOK Poem

I was around 11 when I started exploring lyrics. It made sense because what else could be rhymed perfectly other than lyrics? You can say so much with a song – I thought as I started grasping the surface of self-expression.

The songwriting phase ended when I realised that I couldn’t make sense of the art of melodies and playing an instrument made me stress more than I wanted to.

Then we started to explore the world of poetry in our high school’s literature class. Certified facts coming from me – I felt like I’ve found it. Doesn’t really matter what exactly, but I found something.

And that something kept me through so much – classes that didn’t make sense, feelings that didn’t make sense, concepts that didn’t make sense to someone so young. Words became a way to figure it out, just like for some of my favourite poets.

So as my journey continues, I would love to share my writings! I post them on my Instagram if I have something written, so please follow me to see more! ♥

I still find songwriting to be one of my favourite art forms. I continue to be fascinated by how much you can say with a few carefully chosen words.

The art of words is something that I have yet to learn, so in the meantime let’s enjoy other amazing artists and their thoughts 🙂

Thank you for reading! Now I’m curious if you have a song which lyrics you absolutely love? Share with me!

Thank you for reading! Now I’m curious if you have a song which lyrics you absolutely love? Share with me!

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